28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | May 24 – June 1 2020

Beethoven-Year 2020

kigf beethoven jahr 2020 004Mutter-Beethoven-Haus Koblenz2020 marks the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, and across the globe this anniversary will be celebrated with innumerable concerts and events, in which the world will give honour to the German composer, one of history’s greatest and most influential artists.

Although Beethoven didn’t write directly for guitar, he had through Anton Diabelli and Mauro Giuliani contact to the guitar scene in Vienna. He was also familiar with arrangements, made by his contemporaries, of his songs with guitar accompaniment. And according to a letter he wrote to Therese Malfatti, he even himself arranged some of his own songs with guitar accompaniment.

As a Festival in the heart of the Rhineland, we too can be part of this celebration, and moreover we have a couple of special reasons to join in. Ludwig van Beethoven was from here! A Rheinlander who spent half of his life in Bonn, and whose Mother, Maria Magdalena van Beethoven, came from Koblenz. His lifelong and best friend, Franz Gerhard Wegeler, was also a prominent figure in our city.

kigf beethoven jahr 2020 005Mutter-Beethoven-Haus KoblenzHence, the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy has made it their task to make a musical and artistic contribution to the celebrations of Beethoven-Jahr 2020.

The festival week will start in the main hall of the Rhein-Mosel-Halle with Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Triple Concerto performed by the Orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Mainz, conducted by Wolfram Koloseus, and soloists Thomas Hell (Piano), Manuel Fischer-Dieskau (Cello) and Benjamin Bergmann (Violin). This promises to be an intensive prelude concert “con fuoco”, a mix of youthful vigour with the experience of the four professors from the Hochschule für Musik Mainz, that we think could well have pleased the “Feuerkopf” Beethoven himself.

On his historical instrument, the brilliant Czech guitarist, Pavel Steidl, will give an afternoon concert in the Rheinsaal. He will interpret and explain, in his own inimitable style, guitar music written by friends and colleagues of Beethoven.

kigf beethoven jahr 2020 002Mutter-Beethoven-Haus KoblenzUnder the title “So nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder/Accept, then, these songs”, and after a week of intensive rehearsals during the festival week at the Landermusikakademie Engers, the young prize-winning singers from Barock Vokal, directed by Prof. Claudia Eder and accompanied by their Artist in Residence, Hans-Werner Huppertz, present a concert in the Kurfürstliches Schloss of music for guitar and voice by Beethoven and his contemporaries.

“Sie war mir eine so gute und liebenswürdige Mutter, meine beste Freundin/She was such a good and gracious mother, my best friend“, wrote Beethoven shortly after the death of his mother. In commemoration of Maria Magdalena van Beethoven, the Koblenz Guitar Festival String Orchestra (made up of some of the best students from the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and the Franz Liszt Academy Budapest), together with an array of soloists from the festival, will perform together an evening concert in the Kaisersaal of the Kurfürstlichen Schloss. The concert will be preceded by a reception, held in honour of Beethoven’s mother, presented by the Koblenz International Guitar Society and the friends association Mutter-Beethoven-Haus.

kigf beethoven jahr 2020 005Mutter-Beethoven-Haus Koblenz, Maria Magdalena van Beethoven, Gemälde von Elias MayaAnd last, but not least - Jazz. On Pentecost Sunday, “The Blues and Beyond” is the title of the evening concert in Café Hahn. The Jazz guitarist, Frank Haunschild (who like Beethoven, is a born and breed Bonner), along with his ensemble (Alexander Gelhausen-Voice, Tilman Höhn-Guitar, Reza Askari-Double Bass, Fabian Arends-Drums), will dedicate an evening to the great improviser Ludwig van Beethoven. At the same time, they will show us how improvisation, which was a commonplace occurrence in Beethoven’s time, has found its continuation in Jazz music.
 
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All pictures from Förderverein Mutter-Beethoven-Haus.

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Participation / Registration

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Below you will find all the information you need to participate. Please note the different application deadlines - especially in the area of ​​accommodation. If you have any questions, please send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Please note - If you need an entry visa for Germany, please register early. The Festival Organization will provide the necessary documents, but only after registration.
 
Registration Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Check-In:
Sunday, 24 May from 10am - 10pm and
Monday, 25 May from 8am - 7.30pm:
Tel. +49 (0)170 - 3115446 (in case of emergency only)
 
  • Rates / Course Fee

    Active:   260,- Euro
    Passive:   160,- Euro
    Junior Academy:   110,- Euro
     
    The course fee includes admission to all concerts and events. Any active or passive participant is entitled to passive participation in all other courses.

    Registration deadline: 1 May 2020

    Please use the following bank account details for your transfer:

    Koblenz Guitar Festival
    IBAN DE30 57450120 0030279954
    BIC/SWIFT MALADE51NWD

    Sparkasse Neuwied
    Hermannstr. 20, 56564 Neuwied
  • Accommodation

    1. Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz Schloss Engers

    Overnight stay in shared rooms (up to 4 people, bed linen and towels are included) including breakfast: 200€ for the entire festival period
    Extra nights stay before or after the festival: please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
    The Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz (Am Heinrichhaus 2, 56566 Neuwied) is located directly on the banks of the river Rhein and is approximately 10 kilometres away from the Rhein-Mosel-Halle. For festival participants and Professors staying at the Landesmusikakademie a bus shuttle service will be provided.
     
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    PARTICIPANTS WISHING TO STAY AT THE LANDEMUSIKAKADEMIE, MUST COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION AND BINDING BOOKING FOR THE ACCOMMODATION UNTIL  1 MARCH 2020.
     
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    2. Guest familys
     
    Free accommodation with a guest family in Koblenz or the Koblenz region.
     
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    3. Hotels in Koblenz
     
    Altstadt Hotel Koblenz

    Altstadt Hotel Koblenz

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    Cityhotel Kurfürst Balduin

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    Hotel Marilyn

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    Kornpforte Hotel

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  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

    Photo: Koblenz-Touristik / Dominik Ketz
  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

    Photo: Koblenz-Touristik / Dominik Ketz
  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | May 24 – June 1 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | May 24 – June 1 2020

Beethoven-Year 2020

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Exhibitors - Registration and information

The fee for the whole festival period is 260 Euro.

Included in this amount are:
  • tickets for all concerts/events of the Festival
  • A half page advertisement in the Festival Brochure
  • placement of your logo in our website
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Please send us your advertisement no later than the 15th of April 2020. If you have any further questions please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Please use the following bank account details for your transfer:

Koblenz Guitar Festival
IBAN DE30 57450120 0030279954
BIC/SWIFT MALADE51NWD

Sparkasse Neuwied
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Angenendt (Deutschland/GER)

Tristan Angenendt (Deutschland/GER)

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Arends (Deutschland/GER)

Fabian Arends (Deutschland/GER)

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Arnold

Sheila Arnold (Deutschland/GER)

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Askari (Deutschland/GER)

Reza Askari (Deutschland/GER)

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Barrueco (USA/Kuba/CUB)

Manuel Barrueco (USA/Kuba/CUB)

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Bergmann

Benjamin Bergmann (Deutschland/GER)

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Bianco (Frankreich/FRA)

Gabriel Bianco (Frankreich/FRA)

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Biczó String Quartet (Ungarn/HUN)

Biczó String Quartet (Ungarn/HUN)

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Botos

Larissa Botos (DEUTSCHLAND/GER)

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Boyle (Großbritannien/GBR)

Nigel Boyle (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Çeku

Petrit Çeku (Kosovo/KO)

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Desiderio (Italien/ITA)

Aniello Desiderio (Italien/ITA)

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Diehl-Kohli

Birgitta Diehl-Kohli (D/Schweiz / GER/CH)

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Drücker

Thorsten Drücker (DEUTSCHLAND/GER)

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Dukic (Kroatien/CRO)

Zoran Dukic (Kroatien/CRO)

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Dylla (Polen/POL)

Marcin Dylla (Polen/POL)     

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Eder claudia

Claudia Eder (Deutschland/GER)

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Eickholt

Alfred Eickholt (Deutschland/GER)

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Eötvös

József Eötvös (Ungarn/HUN)

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Fischer-Dieskau

Manuel Fischer-Dieskau (DEUTSCHLAND/GER)

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Gauchel (Deutschland/GER)

Jörg Gauchel (Deutschland/GER)

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Gavric

Dejan Gavric (DEUTSCHLAND/GER)

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Gelhausen (Deutschland/GER)

Alexander Gelhausen (Deutschland/GER)

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Glücksklee-Quartett

Glücksklee-Quartett (Deutschland/GER)

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Goldenfeld

Mayan Goldenfeld (ISRAEL/ITALIEN / ISR/ITA)

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Gonnissen (Deutschland/GER)

Olaf Van Gonnissen (Deutschland/GER)

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Goss (Großbritannien/GBR)

Stephen Goss (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Haunschild (USA/Deutschland/GER)

Frank Haunschild (USA/Deutschland/GER)

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Hell

Thomas Hell (DEUTSCHLAND/GER)

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Höhn (Deutschland/GER)

Tilman Höhn (Deutschland/GER)

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Huppertz (Deutschland/GER)

Hans Werner Huppertz (Deutschland/GER)

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Käppel (Deutschland/GER)

Hubert Käppel (Deutschland/GER)

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Kavanagh (Kanada/CAN)

Dale Kavanagh (Kanada/CAN)

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Kayath (Brasilien/BRA)

Marcelo Kayath (Brasilien/BRA)

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Kecskés

Balasz D. Kecskés (Ungarn/HUN)

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Klokov

Igor Klokov (Russland/RUS)

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Koloseus (Österreich/AUT)

Wolfram Koloseus (Österreich/AUT)

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Krivokapic (Montenegro)

Goran Krivokapic (Montenegro/MNE)

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Kuropaczewski

Lukasz Kuropaczewski (Polen/POL)

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Matarazzo (Italien/ITA)

Lucio Matarazzo (Italien/ITA)

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Monno (Deutschland/GER)

Johannes Monno (Deutschland/GER)

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Müller-Pering (Deutschland/GER)

Thomas Müller-Pering (Deutschland/GER)

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Offermann (Deutschland/GER)

Thomas Offermann (Deutschland/GER)

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Orchester der Hochschule für Musik Mainz

Orchester der Hochschule für Musik Mainz

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Perroy (Frankreich/FRA)

Judicaël Perroy (Frankreich/FRA)

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Peters

Matthew Peters (USA)

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Poyner (Großbritannien/GBR)

Russell Poyner (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Ramirez (Deutschland/Peru / GER/PER)

Alexander S. Ramirez (Deutschland/Peru / GER/PER)

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Russell (Großbritannien/GBR)

David Russell (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Sanderson (England)

Helen Sanderson  (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Sasaki (Japan/JPN)

Tadashi Sasaki (Japan/JPN)

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Schillings (Deutschland/GER)

Günter Schillings (Deutschland/GER)

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Schlemper (Deutschland/GER)

Stephan Schlemper (Deutschland/GER)

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Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie

Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie

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Steidl (Tschechien/CZ)

Pavel Steidl (Tschechien/CZ) 

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Szabady

Ildikó Szabady (Ungarn/HUN)

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Szalai

Lotti Szalai (Ungarn/HUN)

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Terry

Shai Terry (ISRAEL/ISR)

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Tolonen

Otto Tolonen (Finnland/FIN)

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Walker

Garry Walker (GROSSBRITANNIEN/GBR)

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Zanon

Fabio Zanon (Brasilien/BRA)

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Zawierucha

Tomasz Zawierucha (Polen/POL)

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Zhu (China)

Liying Zhu (China/CHN)

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Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy

Vertreten durch:

Georg Schmitz (Direktor)
Tel. 0170 311 54 46


Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V.
Prof. Dr. Willi Nieratschker (Präsident), Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz (Vizepräsident).


Günter F. C. Forsteneichner
(Kommunikation & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit) +49 (0) 160 - 148 066 9


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Tel. 0170 311 54 46


Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V.
Prof. Dr. Willi Nieratschker (Präsident), Prof. Ingeborg Henzler (Vizepräsidentin).


Günter F. C. Forsteneichner
(Kommunikation & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit) +49 (0) 160 - 148 066 9


Geschäftsstelle

Museumstr. 38a
D-56564 Neuwied

Tel. +49 (0)151 - 65907862 (new)

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Sunday, 13. Mai 201810.00 bis 22.00 Uhr   Rhein-Mosel-HalleJulius-Wegeler-Straße 456068 Koblenz   Tel. +49 (0)151 - 65907862

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Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
Museumstr. 38a
D-56564 Neuwied

Tel. +49 (0)170 - 3115446

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Koblenz Guitar Festival

IBAN DE30 57450120 0030279954
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Sparkasse Neuwied
Hermannstr. 20, 56564 Neuwied
Active participants:   250,- Euro
Passive participants:   150,- Euro
Junior Academy:   200,- Euro

The course fee includes admission to all concerts and events. Any active or passive participant is entitled to passive participation in all other courses. Don't forget to register — Registration Deadline is: 22 April 2018

Please transfer the fee to the following account:

Koblenz Guitar Festival
 
IBAN DE30 57450120 0030279954
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Sparkasse Neuwied
Hermannstr. 20, D-56564 Neuwied
 

Accommodation

1. Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz Schloss Engers

Overnight stay in shared rooms (up to 4 people) including breakfast:
Arrival 2 June - departure 10 June 2019: 180€ per person
Arrival 1 June - departure 10 June 2019: 200€ per person
(Bed linen and towels are included)
Extra nights stay without breakfast: 15€ per person/per night
 
The Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz (Am Heinrichhaus 2, 56566 Neuwied) is located directly on the banks of the river Rhein and is approximately 10 kilometres away from the Rhein-Mosel-Halle. For festival participants and Professors staying at the Landesmusikakademie a bus shuttle service will be provided.
 
ATTENTION PLEASE! IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
PARTICIPANTS WISHING TO STAY AT THE LANDEMUSIKAKADEMIE, MUST COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION AND BINDING BOOKING FOR THE ACCOMMODATION UNTIL 1 MARCH 2019.
 
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2. Guest families
 
Free accommodation with a guest family in Koblenz or the Koblenz region.
Arival 1 June 2019 - Departure 11 June 2019
 
ATTENTION PLEASE! IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
PARTICIPANTS WISHING TO STAY WITH A GUEST FAMILY, MUST COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION AND BINDING BOOKING FOR THE ACCOMMODATION UNTIL 1 MARCH 2019.
 
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Masterclasses, Workshops, Lectures 2020

Masterclasses, Workshops, Lectures

Masterclasses Guitar:

  • 1 Goran Krivokapic
    2 Marcin Dylla
    3 Zoran Dukic
    4 Petrit Çeku
    5 Lukasz Kuropaczewski
    6 Pavel Steidl
    7 Judicaël Perroy
    8 Gabriel Bianco
    9 Hans-Werner Huppertz
    10 Aniello Desiderio
    11 Thorsten Drücker
    12 Hubert Käppel
    13 Manuel Barrueco
    14 David Russell
    15 Otto Tolonen
    16 Alfred Eickholt

  • 17 Alexander S. Ramirez
    18 Johannes Monno
    19 Thomas Müller-Pering
    20 Tristan Angenendt
    21 Fabio Zanon
    22 Marcelo Kayath
    23 Dale Kavanagh
    24 Russell Poyner
    25 Jozsef Eötvös
    26 Helen Sanderson
    27 Tadashi Sasaki
    28 Tomasz Zawierucha
    29 Liying Zhu
    30 Lucio Matarazzo
    31 Olaf Van Gonnissen
    32 NN
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Three masterclasses per participant. Please select three masterclasses and indicate your choices on the registration form. We will try to fulfil at least two of your choices, but we also ask participants to indicate their preferred alternatives on the registration form, should this not be possible (e.g. 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9).

Please note that those who choose masterclasses 13 or 14 must first qualify during the first round of the competition or through a special audition. Those chosen will receive this as an extra masterclass at no extra cost.

Masterclasses Chamber Music:

35 Voice & Guitar with Claudia Eder and Hans-Werner Huppertz.
This course is aimed at existing duos as well as individual soloists and involves individual lessons as well as Team-Teaching given by Prof. Claudia Eder and Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz. Those interested should contact the festival management for more information about the course and course fee.
 
36 Flute & Guitar
Coming soon
 
37 Barock Vokal-Kolleg für alte Musik an der Hochschule für Musik Mainz, open rehearsal with Prof. Claudia Eder and Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz (Artist in Residence). Passive participation only.

Workshops:

38 Junior Guitar Academy
Jörg Gauchel
Russell Poyner
Birgitta Diehl-Kohli
Matthew Peters

Children and young people also have the opportunity to take part in the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy. Along with other like-minded young guitarists they can experience the unique atmosphere of the festival, at the same time as developing their skills and abilities.
 
The Junior Academy takes place from Friday 29 May until Pentecost Monday 1 June 2020. The centre point of the academy are the rehearsals and making music together in a large ensemble. Under the guidance of experienced guitar teachers from Germany, Great Britain, America and Switzerland, the young guitarists will prepare Baroque and Modern ensemble works. These will be performed at the Pentecost Mass, on Sunday 20 May, and the Prize-winners Concert, on Monday 21 May, to a large international audience.
 
Furthermore, Junior Academy participants will attend concerts by the many world-class performers at the festival. They also have the opportunity to receive one-to-one tuition or lessons in small groups.
The starting age for the Junior Academy is around 8 years old. When needed the youngest guitarists will receive arrangements of the music related to their current playing ability. After consultation with the participant, (and also gladly with their teacher) the music will be sent in good time by post. At the end of the festival, all participants will receive a certificate of participation.
 
The course fee for the Junior Academy is 110 Euros and includes a concert-pass for the participant and an accompanying person for all concerts and events at the festival.
 
Since its beginning 15 years ago, the Junior Academy has also been used by guitar teachers as an advanced training course. Interested teachers can register as a passive participant (160 Euros), which also includes entrance to all concerts and events, and a certificate.

Jörg Gauchel

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39 How To Practise
Prof. Hubert Käppel
By appointment

40 Theory entrance examinations for German Music Colleges
Georg Schmitz
By appointment

41 Composing, arranging and transcribing for guitar
Prof Dr Stephen Goss
Stephen Goss will be offering advice and guidance to guitarists who would like to develop their skills as composers and arrangers. The sessions will cover all aspects of composition and particular issues in transcribing and arranging, including style, register, transposition, voicing and texture. Those interested should contact the festival management for more information about the course and the course fee.

Lectures:

Monday 25 May 7 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Alfred Eickholt
Concert Introduction Eröffnungskonzert Goran Krivokapic & Dejan Gavric
 
Tuesday 26 May 7 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Hubert Käppel
Concert Introduction Solorecital Zoran Dukic

Wednesday 27 May 7 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Dr. Jozsef Eötvös
Concert Introduction Solorecital Lukasz Kuropaczewski

Thursday 28 May 7 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Olaf Van Gonnissen
Concert Introduction Duo Judicaël Perroy & Gabriel Bianco

Fiday 29 May 3 pm Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Rheinlounge
Prof. Dr. Stephen Goss
Concert Introduction Friday Night for Guitar & Orchestra

Saturday 30 May 3 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Johannes Monno
Concert Introduction Solorecital Manuel Barrueco

Sunday 31 May 2.30 pm  Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz
Concert Introduction Solorecital David Russell
 
 

Read more: Masterclasses, Workshops, Lectures 2020

Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2020

Schedule of the Competition

wettbewerb1st round: 10 min free choice programme
  • Sunday 24 May 2020, 2pm
  • Monday 25 May 2020, 9.30am
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020, 9.30am
2nd round: 20 min free choice programme
  • Thursday 28 May 2020, 9.30am
  • Friday 29 May 2020, 9.30am
Final round: 30 min free choice programme
  • Monday 1. Juni, 1.30pm

Important!

Pieces played in one round cannot be repeated in any other round. The programme must be sent before 16 May 2020, 12.00pm CET to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All active and passive Koblenz Guitar Festival participants are entitled to compete, without age limit. 

Prizes

1st Prize:
3.000 Euro, CD-Production with AureaVox, CD-Release Concert at the 29th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy 2021, D’Addario German Concert Tour in cooperation with and sponsored by D’Addario & Company, five-date concert tour at German conservatories (Mainz: Hochschule für Musik der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Stuttgart: Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wuppertal: Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Weimar: Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Hamburg: Hochschule für Musik und Theater) with a fee of 500 Euro per concert plus travel expenses and accommodation, three concerts in Brazil plus video production including flight, hotel accommodation and a fee of 500 Euro per concert all in collaboration with GuitarCoop and Cultura Artística São Paulo, 30 sets of Savarez Strings, a three-years supply of D’Addario strings (52 sets per year)
 
2nd Prize:
2.000 Euro, 25 sets of Savarez strings, a three-years supply of D’Addario strings (26 sets per year)
 
3rd Prize:
1.000 Euro, 25 sets of Savarez strings, a three-years supply of D’Addario strings (26 sets per year)
 
Special Prizes

Premio Joaquín Rodrigo
500 Euro, CDs and scores provided by the Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo for the best interpretation of music by Joaquín Rodrigo
 
Prêmio Heitor Villa-Lobos
500 Euro for the best interpretation of music by Heitor Villa-Lobos
 
Prix Savarez
500 Euro for the best interpretation of music by Johann Sebastian Bach
 
Preis der Koblenz International Guitar Society
500 Euro for the best interpretation of music by David Kellner
 
DotGuitar Prize
500 Euro for the best interpretation of music by an italian composer
 
Important: the special prizes will be given only for works played in the 2nd round and must have a duration of at least four minutes.
 

Jury

  • Prof. Alfred Eickholt
  • Prof. Dr. Jozsef Eötvös
  • Prof. Helen Sanderson
  • Prof. Otto Tolonen
  • Prof. Dr. Stephen Goss
  • Prof. Olaf Van Gonnissen
  • Prof. Dale Kavanagh
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Regulations

Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2020

§ 1. The Competition is part of the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy.
§ 2. The Competition is held in three rounds the details of which are completely explained on the Festival Website.
§ 3. If the time limit is exceeded, the Head of the Jury may cut off the performance at that point.
§ 4. Pieces played in one round may not be repeated in a later round.
§ 5. There will be a maximum of 20 candidates chosen for the Round 2, and a maximum of 6 candidates chosen for the Final Round.
§ 6. The score will be made in a point system ranging from 0 to 25.
§ 7. The highest and the lowest points of each candidate will be discounted when the points are added together to calculate their score.
§ 8. Where candidates receive an equal score, the score from the previous rounds will serve to distinguish them.
§ 9. The score cannot be approximated or rounded off.
§ 10. The scores will be calculated to only two decimal places.
§ 11. Each jury member must keep their score sheet in the score sheet folder and at the end of each round, must hand over their signed copy to the Head of the Jury.
§ 12. No jury member should give points to their own students.
§ 13. The jury within a particular round cannot be changed.
§ 14. The First Prize may only be awarded for a polished performance of a high artistic standard.
§ 15. The First Prize cannot be shared.
§ 16. Where no First Prize is awarded, the Second Prize can be shared.
§ 17. Where there is no Second Prize awarded, the Third Prize could be shared.
§ 18. Where neither a First nor Second Prize is awarded, the jury may choose to award two Third Prizes.
§ 19. The special prizes will be awarded only for works played in the 2nd round of the competition.
§ 20. All jury members are required to maintain confidentiality; they must be objective and neutral in their judgement. If any jury member should act contrary to this requirement, the Festival Director reserves the right to remove them from the jury.
§ 21. Jury discussions must be mutually respectful, following the guidance of the Head of the Jury.
§ 22. All decisions of the jury must follow the view of the majority.
§ 23. If the number of competitors exceeds 70, then two juries might be established in the First Round. After the 1st round is completed, the Jury President can decide to call an additional intermediate round. A maximum of 10 competitors will be given the opportunity to perform again their programme from the first round for the complete jury. The number of points received in the intermediate round, will be used to judge if competitors proceed to the 2nd round.
§ 24. Only the German version of these rules are binding.
§ 25. The winners agree to perform in the winners' concert.

signed: Georg Schmitz (Direktor Koblenz Guitar Festival & Academy)

  • Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2017:, Results

    • 1. Prize: Campbell Diamond (Australia)
    • 2. Prize: Elena Fomenko (Russia)
    • 3. Prize: Jesse Flowers (Australia)
    Special Prizes
     
    Prix Savarez for the best interpretation of a work by J.S. Bach: Campbell Diamond (Australia)
    DotGuitar Prize for the best interpretation of a work by an Italian composer: Elena Fomenko (Russia)
    Koblenz International Guitar Society prize for the best interpretation of a work by Leo Brouwer: Campbell Diamond (Australia)
    Premio Rodrigo: Not given
    Koblenz International Guitar Academy Prize: Not given
    Finalist's Diploma: Giulia Ballare (Italy)
    Finalist's Diploma: Raphael Feuillâtre (France)
    Finalist's Diploma: Nikica Polegubic (Croatia)
     
    Congratulations to all prize winners.
  • Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2018:, Results

    • 1st Prize: Not awarded
    • 2nd Prize: Koki Fujimoto
    • 3rd Prize: François-Xavier Dangremont
    Special Prizes
     
    Prêmio Heitor Villa-Lobos: Not awarded
    Premio Joaquín Rodrigo: Steven Cowan
    DotGuitar Prize: Wu You
    Preis der Koblenz International Guitar Academy: Kristina Vårlid
    Preis der Koblenz International Guitar Society: Michael Butten
    Finalist's Diploma: Dmytro Omelchak (Ukraine)
    Finalist's Diploma: Kristina Varlid (Norwegen)
    Finalist's Diploma: Michael Butten (Großbritannien)
     
    Congratulations to all prize winners.
  • Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2019:, Results

    • 1st Prize: Igor Klokov (RUS)
    • 2nd Prize: Peter Graneis (GER)
    • 3rd Prize: Luis Alejandro García Perez (ESP)
    Special Prizes
     
    Premio Joaquín Rodrigo:
    Koki Fujimoto (Japan)
    Prix Savarez: Michael Butten (Großbritannien)
    Preis der Koblenz International Guitar Society: Ivan Praljak (Bosnien und Herzegowina)
    DotGuitar Prize: Giacomo Susani (Italien)
    EGTA-D Stipendium: Gabriele Leite (Brasilien)
    Prêmio Heitor Villa-Lobos: Nicht vergeben
    Finalist's Diploma: Michael Butten (Großbritannien)
    Finalist's Diploma: Koki Fujimoto (Japan)
    Finalist's Diploma: Wu You (China)
    Finalist's Diploma: Giacomo Susani (Italien)
     
    Congratulations to all prize winners.

Read more: Competition 2020

Sunday 28 Mai 2017

08.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Großer Saal
In cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and MainzMusik:
'Prelude concert to the 25th Koblenz Guitar Festival'
with the Symphony Orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Mainz, directed by Wolfram Koloseus (Austria), with music by Igor Stravinsky (The Firebird Suite 1945) and Johannes Brahms (Symphony No. 2 in D major)

Monday 29 May 2017

09.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Koblenz International Guitar Competition 'Hubert Käppel', 1st Round

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Opening concert Manuel Barrueco (USA/Cuba) & Beijing Guitar Duo (China)

Tuesday 30 May 2017

09.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Koblenz Guitar Competition, 1st Round

05.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Afternoon concert Marco Socias (Spain)

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Solo recital Pepe Romero (Spain)


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

05.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Afternoon concert Pavel Steidl (Czech Republic)

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Solo recital David Russell (Scotland)

Thursday 1 June 2017

09.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Koblenz Guitar Competition, 2nd Round

05.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Afternoon concert Marcin Dylla (Poland)

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Solo recital Göran Söllscher (Sweden)

Friday 2 June 2017

09.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Koblenz Guitar Competition, 2nd Round

04.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel- Halle
'Guitar Music Composed in Paris'
Double concert with Judicaël Perroy and Gabriel Bianco (both France)

06.30 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
25 years Koblenz Guitar Festival, reception of the Koblenz International Guitar Society

08.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
'Friday Night for Guitar & Orchestra’
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie led by Niklas Willėn (Sweden) and Franz Halász, Gerhard Reichenbach, Alexander S. Ramirez, Hubert Käppel, Hans-Werner Huppertz, Johannes Monno, Thomas Müller-Pering and Olaf van Gonnissen (all Germany) with works by Joaquín Rodrigo, (Concierto Andaluz for four guitars and orchestra), Cynthie van Eijden (Landschaft mit Landschaft hinter dem Horizont for guitar quartet and orchestra), Charles Villiers Stanford (Irish Rhapsody Nr. 1) and Hugo Alfén (Swedish Rhapsody Nr. 1, Midsommarvaka)

Saturday 3 June 2017

10.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Matinee Scott Tennant (USA)

12.30 pm - Liebfrauenkirche
'Musik zur Markzeit'
Lunchtime concert Alvaro Pierri (Uruguay)

03.30 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
''Music for Guitar and Strings'
Workshop concert with the Koblenz International Guitar Festival String Quartet and soloists of the festival

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Chamber music evening with Costas Cotsiolis (Greece), Zoran Dukic (Croatia) and Aniello Desiderio (Italy)

10.30 pm – Luxor
After Show Party

Sunday 4 June 2017

10.30 am – Citykirche am Jesuitenplatz
Pentecost Sunday Mass in collaboration with the Arnsteiner Patres for the NGO David Russell y Maria Jesús, with music provided by soloists and ensembles of the festival

03.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
'The guitarist Heitor Villa-Lobos'
Lecture Russell Poyner (England)

04.30 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Double concert with Edson Lopes and Paulo Martelli (both Brazil)

08.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
'Manhã de Carnaval, Schönberg, Koellreutter and Tom Jobim’, Bossa Nova evening with Patricia Cruz - voice (Brazil), Denise Krammer - voice (Brazil), Alexander Gelhausen - voice (Germany), Frank Haunschild - guitar (Germany/USA), Sebastian Sternal - piano (Germany), Reza Askari - bass (Germany), Fabian Arends - drums (Germany), Maxim Zettel - percussion (Germany) and others

Monday 5 June 2017

11.00 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Rheinsaal
Matinee David Dyakov (Bulgaria)
1st prize Koblenz Guitar Competition 2011

02.30 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Koblenz International Guitar Competition 'Hubert Käppel', Final

07.30 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Prizewinners' concert and Prizegiving for the Koblenz International Guitar Competition „Hubert Käppel“ 2017, initiated by the Ensemble of the Junior Guitar Academy led by Günter Schillings

 
 
Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
Georg Schmitz (Direktor) +49 (0)170 311 54 46
 
Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V.
Prof. Dr. Willi Nieratschker (Präsident), Prof. Ingeborg Henzler (Vizepräsidentin),
Günter F.C. Forsteneichner (Kommunikation & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit) +49 (0)160-148 066 9
 
Geschäftsstelle
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The Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V.

society
The Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V. is a society for aficionados of the classical guitar in Germany and abroad.

The Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V. supports a number of classical guitar events and activities, including, for example:

  • the Koblenz International Guitar Academy
  • the annual Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
  • the Koblenz International Guitar Competition »Hubert Käppel«
  • the formation and development of music students and musicians
  • the granting of scholarships to music students
  • the realization of assistance measures in the field of music pedagogy
  • the publication of specialist literature and the production of CDs
  • the co-operation with partners and sponsors
  • the realization of social projects through charity events
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The Koblenz International Guitar Academy is an all-year-round working Academy of the Koblenz International Guitar Festival. It is divided into six departments dedicated to the development, training and further education of guitarists from all over the world. The Academy works in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz and the Koblenz International Guitar Society.


Departments:

I) Master’s Degree Programme (MMus) in cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.


Introduction
 
The Master’s Degree Programme (MMus) in Guitar, is a post-graduate degree course, which aims to provide advanced-level training and in-depth artistic and academic knowledge in relation to the guitar. The course draws on the combined expertise of one of Germany’s leading colleges of music (http://www.musik.uni-mainz.de/) and specialised guitar institutions. Students are enrolled at both of the institutions.
 
Course Content
  • The course is full-time over 2 years (4 semesters) and focuses on both solo and chamber music performance.
  • Specialist individual tuition with Prof. Hubert Käppel.
  • Opportunity to work on diverse chamber music projects with a special emphasis on vocal accompaniment.
  • As well as regular performance classes, there are also frequent chances to perform as part of the many concerts/events at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and Koblenz International Guitar Academy.
  • Coaching/Tuition from internationally renowned performers and teachers from the Hochschule für Musik Mainz.
  • Students will also explore historical and modern performance practice and can take part in the interdisciplinary studies part of the curriculum.
  • Writing and performance practice of transcriptions, arrangements and general bass.
  • 120 credit points - ECTS.
  • Students also benefit from the close connection to the Koblenz International Guitar Festival.
Entry Requirements
  • Students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma in Music, specialising in guitar.
  • An entrance examination must be undertaken in the form of an audition. Candidates are required to prepare a varied 45 minute programme (to include at least one work by J.S. Bach), from which 20 minutes will be chosen for performance during the audition.
  • A short interview with the audition panel, conducted in German (about 10 minutes duration).
  • One year’s professional work experience.
  • For international students, in addition to German language skills at a minimum B1-GERR level, English language skills are also required.
  • The course can be started in both the winter and summer semester. The auditions will take place on specified dates during the winter or summer semester at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz or Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy. Candidates will be informed in good time of the audition date.
Fees
  • Tuition fees in the amount of €2580 per semester (€5160 per year).
  • Semester fees of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in the amount of €309,89. This includes a Semester-Ticket, allowing free travel on public transport between Mainz and Koblenz, and also other selected parts of Rheinland-Pfalz and Hessen.
At present in Rheinland-Pfalz there are no separate fees or costs for foreign students.
 
How to Apply
 
An audition application should be made directly to the student office of the Hochschule für Musik Mainz. The application form can be downloaded here (Antrag auf Zulassung zur Eignungsprüfung):
 
 
When completed it should be posted to the address on the form, along with:
  • Certified copy of previous academic achievements (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree plus supplements/transcripts).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Audition Programme.
  • Repertoire list of significant works already studied.
  • Examples of at least one year’s professional work experience (e.g. Concerts, teaching, competitions).
  • Two stamped self-addressed envelopes (DL/0,70 € und C4/1,45 €).
Important for applicants with foreign certificates:
An application for the recognition/validation of foreign certificates must be made to the Stabsstelle Zulassung International, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
 
The application form can be downloaded here (Antrag auf Anerkennung ausländischer Zeugnisse):
 
  • All 3 sides must be printed out, completed, signed and sent by post. Please note, forms sent by email or fax will NOT be accepted.
  • Officially certified copies of previous academic achievements (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree) should be included, with all relevant supplements, and if needed an official translation of the documents/certificates. Please note, that documents in English will be accepted.
Please be aware that this process can take up to 6 weeks to complete, and must be submitted in good time, so that the audition application can be accepted. For example, for the winter semester (deadline 01 April 2018), documents should be submitted no later than 15 February 2018.
 
The fee for the recognition/validation of foreign certificates is €60, and must be paid before the application is processed. Bank details can be found on page 3 of the form.
 
An application to study must also be made to the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and should be submitted via the Student Secretariat or International Department of the JGU.
 
The deadline for the audition application at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz is:
  • Summer semester - 01 November.
  • Winter semester - 01 April.
The deadline for the application to study at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz is:
  • Summer semester - 01 March.
  • Winter semester - 01 September.
For detailed advice and help with any questions regarding the application, please contact the student office of the Hochschule für Musik Mainz (http://www.musik.uni-mainz.de/3571_DEU_HTML.php) or Koblenz International Guitar Academy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Accommodation
 
The Koblenz International Guitar Academy has its own student accommodation, especially for overseas students.
The rooms are fully furnished and cost, depending on size, from €380 (room) to €500 (apartments) per month, including all utility expenses and Internet connection.
Alternatively, students can also choose to live in Mainz. For details about accommodation please contact - https://www.musik.uni-mainz.de/studium/beratung/
 

 
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II) Preparatory studies (Bachelor) in collaboration with the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz:

Subjects:

Guitar, second instrument (optional), performance class, music theory, aural training, general music teaching, sight-singing.
 

Examinations:

Two examinations per year.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar), Georg Schmitz (theory)

Foreign students may also take classes in German language, in preparation for the German Examination of the German Music Colleges.
 

Entry Requirements:

Instrumental entrance examination (10-minute free programme) and aural test.
 

Course Fees:

1,680 euros each year. Fees should be paid to the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz.

III) Preparatory Studies (Master)

Subjects:

Guitar, performance class, optional: music theory, aural training, general music teaching, sight-singing. We recommend that foreign students take part in theory lessons to help them learn German musical terminology.
 

Examinations:

Two examinations per year.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar), NN (guitar), Georg Schmitz (theory).
 

Entry Requirements:

Completed music studies (Bachelor) and an audition (15-minute free programme and one movement from a work by J.S. Bach).
 

Course Fees:

2.750 euros each year. Fees should be paid to the Koblenz International Guitar Academy.


IV) Specialist department for very gifted young students in collaboration with the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz:

Subjects:

Guitar, appropriate theory classes are optional.
 

Examinations:

Two examinations per year.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar), Georg Schmitz (theory).
 

Entry Requirements:

Instrumental entrance examination (6-minute free programme) and aural test. In this department guitarists seeking entry will be accepted from roughly 8 or 9 years of age. Parents who are interested in applying should get in contact with the Director of the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz, Herr Hans-Peter Lörsch (0261 129 2551).
 

Course Fees:

1,680 euros each year. Fees should be paid to the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz.

V) Postgraduate Studies in collaboration with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie and the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz:

Subjects:

Guitar, performance class, chamber music, music theory, aural training, analysis, health management for professional musicians, music management.
 

Examinations:

Final Examination Part I:

Solo Recital (60 minutes).
 

Final Examination Part II:

Concert performance with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie.
 

Compulsory work:

Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo.
Students may only sit for the Final Examination Part II once they have achieved results at the level of "very good"(1,0 – 1,5) in the Final examination Part I. Final Examination Part II will not be graded.
After completion of both Final Examinations an ungraded "Soloist Diploma" certificate will be awarded. Candidates who only complete Final Examination Part I, will be awarded an ungraded "Postgraduate Diploma in Performance" certificate.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar, chamber music, performance class), NN (guitar), Georg Schmitz (music theory, aural training, analysis), Prof. Ingeborg Henzler (music management), Prof. Dr. Michael Schmitz (health advice for professional musicians).
 

Entry Requirements:

Completed music studies and an audition (15-minute free programme and one movement from a work by J.S. Bach).
 

Course fees:

2,750 euros per year. Fees should be paid to the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy.

VI) Further studies for music teachers in specialist music schools:

Subjects:

Guitar, teaching practice. All other subjects offered by the postgraduate department are optional.
 

Examinations:

Intrumental examination (30-minutes) and two demonstration lessons (both 45-minutes) for those studying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Guitar Studies. Those who do not wish to take the examination will receive a certificate of attendance.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar, teaching practice)
 

Entry Requirements:

Completed music studies and performance experience, entrance interview as well as a performance audition.
 

Course fees:

2,750 euros per year. Fees should be paid to the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy.

Accommodation:

The Koblenz International Guitar Academy has its own student accommodation, especially for overseas students.
The rooms are fully furnished and cost, depending on size, from 380 euros (room) to 500 euros (apartments) each month, including all utility expenses and an Internet connection.

Contact:

Koblenz International Guitar Academy
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.koblenzguitarfestival.de
Museumstr. 38a
D-56564 Neuwied

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